2017 Lectures, Workshops, Symposium, Guests, and Activities

2017 Lectures

  • Cape Verde Ambassador Carlos Veiga: History and Culture of Cape Verde
  • Jean-Michel Tali: The role of MLPA in Angola’s Independence
  • Rodolfo Prates: Rivers may not go to the ocean anymore: Deforestation of the world largest ecological sanctuary
  • Evandro Passos: Reconstruction of identity of the youth from inner city and slums through the Afro-Brazilian dance
  • Luci Moreira and Raphael Câmara: Etiquette and Manners: Invisible Culture.
  • Rodolfo Prates: Brazil: Can the Brazilian government combat corruption in Brazil?
  • Richard Miller: Tribute to Tom Jobim
  • Silvia Lorenso: Beyond City of God: The black presence in the Afro-Brazilian Cinematography
  • Rui Zink, Writer-in-Residence: Mini lectures in each class.
  • Alan Parma & Raphael Camara: Current slangs in Brazil
  • Irene  Amaral: Portuguese Tiles workshop
  • Jessica Ressutte and Raphael Camara: Painting & drawing workshop
  • Daniel Munduruku, Rui Zink, Lira Neto: II Symposium on Literature of Portuguese Language


Symposium of Literatures in Portuguese with Lira Neto, Rui Zink, and Daniel Munduruku

Lira Neto, journalist, writer, and three-time Jabuti Prize winner

Rui Zink, cartoonist, professor, translator, and acclaimed writer with more than 30 published books

Daniel Munduruku, indigenous writer with more than 50 published books, and winner of many awards including the Jabuti Prize


  • Irene de Amaral, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Jessica Ressutto and Raphael Câmara: Canvas painting


Gigi McLaughlin, musician and national table tennis champion

Evandro Passos, choreographer, actor, ballet dancer

2017 Guests:

Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson

The Portuguese School

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Laura Bachand, Coordinator